Biography: I am originally from Arnold's Cove, a small town of about 1200 people, in eastern Newfoundland, Canada. Like many of us, I became interested in music at an early age, and began to create some of my own as time went on. My style became modeled after the progressive British bands of the 1970's, many of which adapted a new approach as the 80's emerged.
Reviews: "Another 'one man band' disc. Happily, Albert Humber pulls it off just fine. Getting down to the specifics of why this album works well is a simple task. Humber is a tasty guitarist and an even better keyboardist. He keeps the bass and drum work pretty simple but not merely functional His voice is a little quirky, but kinda pleasant - it serves the material well. The compositions are what rule here. Humber has a good sense of balance: the 11 songs here are progressive but pleasantly accessible. "Moving Down A One-Way Lane" or "Eddie" (a song about a dog) have a progressive feel but even non-prog listeners should find this likeable. Stylistically, I'm reminded of 'Cured'-era Steve Hackett with a bit of a Zappa influence. Lots of nice little audio touches - this disc sounds great on headphones! Humber is a contender. This self-titled disc is a very pleasant listen, indeed. I'll definately be there for the next one. Quality goods from a promising newcomer." PROGRESSION MAGAZINE, MA "This eclectic release is a refreshing collection of songs from the Scarborough, Ontario native. Most of the tracks carry a quirky folk-rock presence that is similar to the later works of Roy Harper. I find his vocal presentation to be oddly infectious. The pace is easy, and the material is not overly moody. In fact, many of the tracks have a tongue-in-cheek humor that brings forth an image of Mr. Humber singing with a wry smile on his face. If you don´t listen to the lyrics, you might miss the fact that you are listening to a song about a boy born with three eyes, for example. The musical accompaniment is varied, and unobtrusively follows the breezy style of the vocal arrangements." PROG-NET, PA "...While 'progressive' is not quite a fitting tag for '(The Man With) Three Eyes', words such as 'innovative' and 'infectious' certainly are. Underpinned by intriguing lyrics and sweeping synthesizers, this tune merely whets the ears for more. How about it, Albert?..." THE SUNDAY EXPRESS, NF "...He's a guy from Arnold's Cove, and he's come up with some good songs..." THE NEWFOUNDLAND HERALD, NF
Similar Bands: Lawrence Gowan, Daniel Lanois, Bruce Cockburn
Favorite Bands: Gowan, World Trade, Moody Blues, Daniel Lanois, Yes
Who Would You Like To Tour With: Bruce Cockburn
What Will You Buy When You Make It Big: That question presupposes that the musician is yearning for fame and fortune, which are illusive, fleeting, and really, a falacy. Is doesn't really matter what we take or try to give here on earth - it's better to think of yourself as a part of something much more fabulous than we could ever imagine. We're near the end of an age, and after the apocalypse, we'll move into a better age. So if I could waive the ego for something bigger than myself, then I have no answer to this question.
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